Aurora man who defrauded Army out of $125K in military recruitment bonuses gets home detention

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DENVER — A 30-year-old Aurora man who defrauded the Army out of $125,000 in military recruitment bonuses has been sentenced to six months of home detention.

The Denver Post reported Thursday (http://dpo.st/1zkSJ1t ) that Jaycee Collier also received five months of probation and must perform 30 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Collier, a civilian who worked for the Department of Defense in Denver, processed enlistment packets and was ineligible for recruitment bonuses. He was accused of having current reserve soldiers fraudulently fill out forms indicating they had referred the recruits.

Prosecutors say reserve officers received the wired bonuses and paid Collier a $500 kickback. Collier allegedly received $28,000 in kickbacks between March 2009 and July 2012.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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